State and Prospects of Development of Kazakhstan Innovative Infrastructure
Creation of the national innovation system and development of innovative strategies and programs have become the key tasks for the Republic of Kazakhstan in the context of establishment of the knowledge-based economy. With the purpose of defining the state and priority areas of development of the innovative infrastructure of the republic, it was analyzed based on the data collected through a questionnaire survey, study of the scientific literature and policy documents, as well as analysis of statistical data. The situational SWOT analysis was the methodical research tool.It was found during the study that the existing Kazakhstan innovative infrastructure was in imperfect state. Its operation was prevailed by economic factors, while the factors contributing to enhancing its effectiveness were noted as prevailing in its external environment. Its weaknesses have a high influence among the internal factors. 7 strategic recommendations on overcoming the existing weaknesses at the expense of the environment capabilities were offered in order to minimize the effects of weaknesses and threats of the innovation system of Kazakhstan.The findings of the study can be used to determine the state and priority areas of development of innovative infrastructure – in particular, in the development of the state policy in the field of science, innovation and technology.